Peter Novak Recognized As GAMA International's 2019 Management Hall of Fame Recipient

Falls Church, VA (January 11, 2019) – Peter Novak, a general agent with Charter Oak Financial, an agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), has been named to GAMA International's 2019 Management Hall of Fame. With more than 40 letters of recommendation from peers, firms/agencies, universities, charitable organizations, a U.S. Congress representative, the Ambassador of Poland to the United States and industry thought leaders around the globe, Pete’s influence has been diverse and profound.

“Pete has been a GAMA member for 30 years and his contributions have been significant. From speaking on stage at LAMP to being a thought leader in the GAMA Foundation board room, Pete has help shaped GAMA and the profession at large. We are proud to induct him into the Hall of Fame,” said GAMA International CEO Bonnie Godsman.

“Pete is a master at identifying and developing talent, leading to unprecedented agency growth and the respect and admiration of his peers throughout the industry,” said John Vaccaro, head of MassMutual Financial Advisors. “Pete’s contributions to our profession include board memberships, speaking engagements, and leadership coaching in both the United States and Poland. Pete is passionate about making a difference, and always serving in the best interests of his clients – and his desire to pay it forward is reflected in everything he does.”

The GAMA International Hall of Fame Award has come to be regarded as the highest honor bestowed upon distinguished insurance and financial services distribution field leaders. This prestigious award is presented at LAMP '19 during the Celebration of Excellence Banquet. 

Nominees were evaluated by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee, which assessed each nominee's history and accomplishments in four categories:

1. Advancing the art and science of agency/firm building.
2. Advancing the mission and work of the financial services industry.
3. Enhancing the quality of public and private life.
4. Promoting professional education in the financial services industry.

For more information, please contact GAMA International. 
About GAMA International
GAMA International is an independent national nonprofit organization 501(c) (6), founded more than 85 years ago. GAMA International is the only association dedicated to promoting the professional development needs and leadership skills of first-line and front-line leaders in the insurance, investment, and financial services industry.